A UK band called Batch Totem has released a 74-minute album compressed down to fit on a 1.4MB, 3.5″ floppy disk. Who need vinyl nostalgia? “Trunkeret & Ikonisk” by Batch Totem (an alias for musician, Jonas Olesen) consists of 19 tracks, which are heavily compressed in the GSM 6.10 WAV format, at various bitrates. The album is on the Ristretto label, and can be bought online with PayPal. “The idea is essentially to release an album on an almost obsolete medium that fits very well with the music on an aesthetical level,” says Olesen. “Secondly, the scope of the project is to use heavy compression as a feature that shapes the music, instead of a limitation that reduces sound quality.”
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